Microsoft plans to establish a conversational AI centre of excellence to experiment and integrate natural language processing technology in Cortana.
The big Windows update brings a new Timeline feature and brings plenty of improvements to Cortana and Microsoft Edge.
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Microsoft is internally testing Cortana integration within its Outlook mobile app for iOS and Android
Cortana's integration into Microsoft Outlook for mobile will also allow it to scan through emails and read them aloud whenever necessary.
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Cortana running on Windows 10 Operating System (OS), iPhone, Android and the Harman Kardon Invoke speakers, can be used to control these devices.
The platform aims to integrate hardware and software required to help original equipment manufacturers (OEM) make smart speakers faster.
Apple and Google have big leads, since their rival digital assistants are already on millions of smartphones and computers.
To access the digital assistant, Amazon's Alexa would be available in a separate app in the Windows 10.
Whether it's a doorbell or refrigerator, a TV set or a toothbrush, chances are it will be connected to digital assistants powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Harman Kardon Invoke, the first smart speaker with Microsot's Cortana to be available from 22 October
Harman Kardon "Invoke" is Microsoft's answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers.
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The companies claim that 'Gluon' is a concise, easy-to-understand programming interface compared to other offerings, and it gives developers a chance to quickly prototype and experiment with neural network models without sacrificing performance.
Microsoft's Cortana integration would be similar to what we have seen Google do with its assistant in Allo and Facebook with Messenger.
Skype users using the client on Android, iOS and Windows, will now see a pop-up in the conversation or thread itself with a special button for summoning the assistant when needed.
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Microsoft announced that the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 will start rolling out on October 17 and it will include VR and mixed reality support.
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Skills Kit meant for children were present even previously, however they were not present in cosent with the COPPA
Additionally, Microsoft's investment in cloud compute infrastructure, specifically Azure GPUs, helped improve the effectiveness and speed.
What is also interesting is that Cortana also gives encouragement and motivation for procrastinating people who keep delaying on their health everyday.